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Change is now Inside Asian Gaming welcomes its newest columnist, Dr Brian To, who will provide his regular insights into the ever evolving world around us in his new column, Keen Observations. By Professor Dr Brian To   Professor Dr Brian To is a global strategist and senior practice professor with over six ad...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:40

Cloud with a silver lining Amazon’s decision to open up its cloudbased Amazon Web Services to gambling operations has provided online gaming sites a unique opportunity to achieve the agility and simplicity they have craved.   It took just a single, simple update of Amazon’s terms of service early last year to pave the ...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:35

Name of the game Managing Editor Ben Blaschke speaks to Inside Asian Gaming CEO Andrew W Scott about the recent decision to rebrand IAG’s parent company to O MEDIA as well as the current media landscape in and around Macau. By Ben Blaschke   Ben Blaschke: Hi Andrew. Our company, World Gaming Group, recently reb...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 13:18

Phil Stormonth: New horizons IAG Managing Editor Ben Blaschke catches up with IGT’s System Sales Manager for Asia, Phil Stormonth, to discuss his journey into Macau’s gaming industry.     Ben Blaschke: Hi Phil, can you tell us a bit about your background? Where did you grow up and what are your main memories from your ...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:43

Digging for gold The pros and cons of emerging markets The Macau success story has seen operators turn their focus to Asia’s emerging markets in search of their own golden moment. But with untested waters come unexpected challenges. By Ben Blaschke   As the saying goes, "With great risk comes great reward." Ye...
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 15:58

Final fantasy It’s been an eventful year for Daily Fantasy Sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel, resulting in the revelation that they will now merge to create an industry superpower. IAG takes a closer look at their path to marriage. In a surprise twist to the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) saga, industry giants...
Thursday, 08 December 2016 02:36

Paying to the base The improving economic fortunes of the casino industry were reflected in overall CEO compensation, according to AETHOS Consulting Group and its annual report on gaming executive salaries. By Keith Kefgen, AETHOS Consulting Group The gaming industry is a dichotomy of large and small. At one end of ...
Thursday, 08 December 2016 02:32

Games of the future By Prof. I. Nelson Rose Every single form of legal gambling was invented in the 19th century, except bingo. You know your industry is in trouble if the most current product you offer your 21st century patrons is bingo. Of course there have been technological developments. But these have been evolut...
Thursday, 08 December 2016 02:28

MGS debuts its new look Boasting a brand new name and featuring a number of new sectors to reflect Macau’s growing diversity, the MGS Entertainment Show celebrated its fourth year in 2016. Held at the Venetian Macao from 15 to 17 November, the gaming trade show and exhibition – formerly known as the Macao Gaming Show ...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 22:26

Battle Royale The changing face of iGaming acquisition and retention   With the goalposts constantly shifting, developing an effective strategy to both find and retain players in the online gaming world is more difficult than ever. By Ben Blaschke   It’s no great secret that online gambling is the fastest...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:35

Current Issue

OZ VIP: A new dawn

OZ VIP: A new dawn It has taken just 12 months for Australia’s VIP turnover to rebound following the arrests of 19 Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016, but the balance of power between Australian operators has shifted dramatically in the process. By Ben Blaschke   Just 12 months after the release of... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32

Waiting for Garapan

Waiting for Garapan Imperial Pacific says it will miss another deadline for completing its Saipan casino hotel, and there’s no consensus on a completion date. Meanwhile, VIP roll and trade receivable numbers soar. By Muhammad Cohen   Imperial Pacific International continues to excel at manythings. Its monopoly ca... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:27

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future Professor Glenn McCartney takes a look at the impending Macau casino re-tendering process and why the government’s criteria for issuing licenses will shape the city’s tourism future. By Professor Glenn McCartney   Macau’s casino concession and sub-concession contracts will all end in a few... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:21

Making live online gaming a reality

Making live online gaming a reality Latency has long been the ultimate challenge for online gaming operators in their quest to provide a quality product, but a new open framework technology could prove to be a game-changer. By Jaheer Abbas | Senior Director, SEA & India at Limelight Networks   It’s hard to imagine that onlin... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:09